Our process begins with an on-site home consultation. We will schedule a visit to get to know you and discuss your needs, likes, dislikes, timetable and budget. We will also obtain photos and other information necessary to complete your custom landscape design. Your design may include plantings, hardscaping (such as paver walkways or patios) and perhaps even a water feature.
Designs and plans are then reviewed and finalized with the client. Your satisfaction is our first priority. Any changes, additions or corrections will be made and all plants and materials in the design are described and explained. Your design includes a full color planting plan, a digitally enhanced image of your home to help you visualize your project and plant care information to help you maintain it properly.
More complex and large-scale projects that involve extensive hardscaping, retaining walls, swimming pools or custom structures may require several meetings with the client. Smaller and less complex designs are often finalized in as little as two meetings.
Once your custom landscape design is finalized, you can install this yourself, which can save quite a bit of money, or hire a landscape contractor to install all or part of it for you. Some designers work with in house contracting operations – known as Design/Build. We work solo and have developed strong relationships with professional landscape contractors that we are confident in working with or recommending. These relationships are very useful to anyone planning to hire installers for the construction phase. We work with any contractor, whether your trusted professional or one recommended by us.